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Mets Morning News: Mets are ready to bounce back

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Meet the Mets

Brandon Nimmo is looking to bust out of his season-opening slump.

Pete Alonso isn’t letting his down game in the home opener get to him.

Anthony DiComo had a list of three bright spots for the Mets, and three potential landmines going forward.

The Mets have been keeping in touch with Craig Kimbrel.

Sports Illustrated ran a long profile piece on Brodie Van Wagenen.

Kevin Kernan says the Mets still haven’t quite figured out how to adjust to Citi Field.

Shannon Forde will be posthumously honored at the Yogi Berra Museum Awards Dinner next week.

Around the National League East

The Braves won their fourth game in a row by shutting out the Marlins.

The Phillies clobbered the Twins, despite Jorge Polanco hitting for the cycle, to improve to 5-1.

Around Major League Baseball

The Orioles picked up Dan Straily on a one year contract worth just $575,000.

Carlos Beltran is enjoying his new role as an adviser with the Yankees.

The DiamondbacksJake Lamb will miss around six weeks with a quad strain.

Pitchers coming over from Asian leagues have been doing quite well recently, and the Athletic took a look at why that’s the case.

Ken Rosenthal examined how players are losing even when signing nine-figure extensions.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague continued her series on Mets players who deserve contract extensions.

Joe Sokolowski was back with another “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

Maggie Wiggin wondered what’s eating Brandon Nimmo.

This Date in Mets History

This date was a busy one for the Mets back in 1972. Gil Hodges was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, and later in the day, the Mets named Yogi Berra as their new manager and traded for Rusty Staub.